Angel Hear is a computer-based automated Hearing Assessment System. The program uses advanced psychophisycal procedure to allow the user to self-assess their hearing status at home using their personal computer. Also, their hearing status can be tracked over time to see the change of hearing status.
Emily Shannon Fu Foundation (Formerly TigerSpeech Technology)
An Automated Hearing Assessment System
Advanced procedure has been implemented to allow quicker and more accurate assessment.
Help & Hints
The user can use different reference for speaker or earphone.
Angel Hear: Welcome page
Here is the welcome page of Angel Hear program. The main information is the version number. Also, if there is any new version available, one text message will be shown in the middle of the screen.
Here is the dialog to set the subject and testing parameter. The parameters include the tester’s lastname and firstname; the number of testing frequencies, testing frequencies, testing configuration (speakers or headphone), and testing ear (left, right, or both). Also, the existing users’ data can be loaded by clicking the button in the right bottom.
After the input of name and testing parameters, two options will be shown in the screen. One is to establish appropriate reference threshold while the other is to perform new hearing test. If reference threshold has been established in this computer, the program will recommend performing new hearing test. If not, the program will recommend establishing refernece threshold for this computer by finding a few normal-hearing people performing this test first.
After choosing one of the options or pressing F2 to start the hearing test. Two buttons will be shown in the screen. Pay attention to any sound when the two buttons are automatically pressed. If you can NOT hear any sound, plrease press the left button or press “1” or “N” button. If you CAN hear sound (maybe very soft), please press the right button or “2”, or “Y” button. The program will automatically adjust the volume of the testing sounds based on your response.
After the testing, two figures will be shown in the screen. Left figure shows the pure tone threshold (related to the computer setting). Right figure shows the hearing level (dB HL; hearing threshold vs normal-hearing thresholds).
Here shows the mean hearing threshold (PTA) over time. Press F8 to show this figure.